More than 30 years ago, we began producing daily radio newscasts aired throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California to keep the region informed about current agriculture and environmental issues.
Ag News: Dairy’s ASF Impact on Milk
The dairy industry is keeping a wary eye on China’s devastating outbreak of African Swine Fever. What does the ASF disease in China have to do with milk prices?
Ag News: Mexico Tomato Tariff
Mexican tomatoes entering the U.S. are being hit with a 17.5 percent tariff after the Commerce Department terminated a decades-old tomato deal.
Ag News: Livestock Hauler Bill
Another bill proposed in Congress seeks to address concerns for livestock haulers regarding hours of service regulations, adding to a growing list of legislative fixes.
Ag News: California Labor Shortage
California growers continue to face labor shortages. A survey of 1,071 farmers and ranchers found 56% of farmers had been unable to hire all the employees they needed.
Ag News: China Trade Deal
The forecast is suddenly a bit brighter for U.S. dairy producers as some of the world’s largest producers of grains could be headed for bumper crops this year.
Ag News: Producer’s Earnings Down
A released report form the USDA’s Economic Research Service shows for every dollar American consumers spend on food, U.S. farmers and ranchers earn just 14.6 cents.
Ag News: 1st Quarter Farm Income Down
First quarter personal income for farmers fell by the most in three years, as losses mount from ongoing trade wars.
Ag News: Planting Window Worries
Nerves are high as corn farmers near the close of their optimal planting window, May 20th, on average, with many wondering how long it might take to catch up, or if they can.
Ag News: EU Cheese Names
U.S. Trade Representative rejected policies by the European Union to block producers from using common cheese names like fontina, gorgonzola, asiago and feta.
Ag News: Bayer Fights for Roundup
Bayer has signaled it will not go down quietly while its signature ag product, Roundup, is on trial. The company’s Monsanto subsidiary is facing more than 11,000 Roundup lawsuits.
Ag News: Cover Crop Use Up
As the push toward healthier soils expands, the use of cover crops does as well across the country planting 50% more cover crop acres, at 15.4 million in 2017.
Ag News: USMCA Overall U.S. Win
Although China has not imposed restrictions on Canadian pork, some Canadian pork shipments to China have been delayed by exporters using outdated forms.